July, 2023

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How To Attract Top Talent and Retain Top Performers

Joan Garry

Nonprofit talent management is a challenge. Here's how to attract, retain, and develop the best people to help your org achieve its mission. The post How To Attract Top Talent and Retain Top Performers appeared first on Joan Garry Consulting.

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Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Ultimate Guide + 7 Examples

Bloomerang

Nonprofit strategic planning can help your organization meet challenges effectively and take advantage of new opportunities. Despite the many benefits that strategic planning can bring, 49 percent of nonprofits lack a strategic plan. Organizations that do have a strategic plan continually express the advantages that this type of preparation gives them.

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How to Find Direct Mail Savings After Postal Rate Hike

NonProfit PRO

With the cost of postage increasing July 9 — for the second time this year, it is imperative that nonprofits find a way to save on their direct mail campaigns. Here are some tips on how to save.

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The United Nations’ Innovation Learning Journey

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Kerstin Chyba , Katherine Tatarinov & Tina C. Ambos “Without innovation, we cannot meet the challenges of our time. […] We must learn not only new things, but how to learn. We need to share ideas, push boundaries and move faster. And we must harness the opportunities brought by digital technologies. Innovation across the United Nations system is essential for us to deliver at the scale and pace needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.”—UN Secret

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Threads for Nonprofits: 5 Tips for the Early Adoption Phase

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good launched in 2005 as a Myspace page and in the 18 years since we’ve been through multiple early adoption phases of new social media — first Facebook and Twitter and then on to LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr. The early days and weeks, and sometimes even months, are when your nonprofit is most likely to experience the fastest organic growth rate of new followers.

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How AI Makes Social Media Marketing Easier For Your Business

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How AI Makes Social Media Marketing Easier For Your Business AI has revolutionized social media marketing, making it easier and more effective for businesses to engage with their target audience. With billions of active users on platforms like Facebook, Instagram , Twitter, and LinkedIn , businesses have unparalleled opportunities to connect with their target audience.

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Stop Pecking Me to Death!

Joan Garry

Nonprofit talent management is a challenge. Here's how to attract, retain, and develop the best people to help your org achieve its mission. The post Stop Pecking Me to Death! appeared first on Joan Garry Consulting.

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Using Tech to Thrive in Challenging Times

NonProfit PRO

Because charitable giving is on the decline, nonprofits are looking for ways to increase impact while decreasing costs. Here are four ways that a cloud-powered digital strategy can help nonprofits do more with less.

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Inflation Is Easing, but Nonprofits Still Feel a Crunch

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Sara Herschander Nonprofits are still struggling to recruit workers and are being hit with higher-than-normal prices, despite signs that inflation is easing and the labor market is cooling down.

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How Nonprofits Can Create & Track Conversions in Google Analytics 4

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jo Boyle – a digital marketing expert with a wealth of experience in nonprofit fundraising and marketing. She shares fundraising resources and guides on Karma Campaigns and offers Google Analytics and Google Ads , Facebook Ads , and lead generation services. It’s official. Universal Analytics (UA) has stopped processing data. Google Analytics 4 (GA4) presents some exciting new opportunities.

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10 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs to Be Texting

Clairification

From time to time, I host guest posts from professionals with niche expertise. There are just some things others know a lot more about than do I, especially when it comes to technology. Today’s article is one of those, from someone who really understands the ins and outs of text messaging and fundraising. Here’s what he has to say. Nonprofits today face many challenges.

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Barbie: America Ferrera’s Lament Goes Viral, and Here’s What To Do About It

Fundraising Leadership

Issue 236 — July 24, 2023 Did you see the powerful monologue by America Ferrera’s character (aptly named Gloria) in the Barbie movie posted on every social media platform? And maybe, like millions of other women, you nodded in recognition. Many said they were moved to tears. America Ferrera (L) and her on-screen daughter Ariana Greenblatt (R) in Barbie.

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Making the Case for Training & Development from Funders: 6 Keys to Nonprofit Growth

NonProfit Leadership Center

Dear funders: Nonprofits need your support to include human capital needs. At least, that’s what the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s most recent report confirmed. State of Nonprofits in 2023: What Funders Need to Know revealed the top concern among nonprofit executives is staff-related issues, including burnout, filling staff positions and retaining staff. 3 in 4 nonprofit leaders indicated difficulty filling staff positions in the past year. 1 in 4 nonprofit leaders saw more staff leave tha

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DEI Training Isn’t Affirmative Action

NonProfit PRO

The Supreme Court has killed the one thing that measurably helped diversify institutions: affirmative action. But because good intentions don’t work against unconscious preferences for in-groups, we need laws that ensure diversity and inclusion.

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Passion Doesn’t Pay the Rent: Why the Arts Must Embrace Pay Equity

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Frankie Cordoba on unsplash.com If you want to make it in this field, you’ve got to pay your dues. That’s been the ethic in the arts and culture sector for generations. And it’s such a familiar concept—akin to the iconic American “bootstraps” mythology. Alas, it is just as mythical. Because what lies behind this “pay your dues” ethic is a very different logic, namely pay to play —an inherently elitist system that makes entry into the field of the arts exceedingly difficult for an

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Nonprofit Radio for July 24, 2023: 650th Show!

Tony Martignetti

Claire Meyerhoff, Kate Martignetti, Scott Stein, Gene Takagi, Amy Sample Ward & Jena Lynch: 650th Show! It’s Nonprofit Radio’s 650th show and 13th Anniversary. To celebrate, co-host Claire Meyerhoff shares her “13 Pro Tips & Top Tactics for Nonprofit Podcasts.” We have our associate producer, Kate Martignetti, live music from Scott Stein, and our … Continue reading Nonprofit Radio for July 24, 2023: 650th Show!

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How to run a successful hybrid meeting

Candid

In today’s ever-changing world of work, executing a successful hybrid meeting comes with new challenges. Before COVID-19, the rules of engagement for in-person meetings were simple: file into a conference room, pull up the agenda, and take notes as necessary. After adjusting to leveraging technology to connect with our colleagues during the pandemic, meeting in a virtual conference room has become the norm and second nature for many.

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SSIR Editor in Chief Announces Retirement

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Eric Nee After helping lead Stanford Social Innovation Review since 2006, I will be stepping down as editor in chief, effective January 11, 2024. I’ll be turning 70, and I am looking forward to a new phase in my life where I can pursue a variety of passions. I’m letting everyone know now, to give SSIR time to fill my role and to prepare for the transition.

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8 Nonprofit Leaders Graduate with Certificate in Nonprofit Management

NonProfit Leadership Center

Do you know what sets good leaders apart from their peers? According to researchers at the University of Michigan , it’s having a learning mindset. Leaders focused on learning see value in learning new things, seek out new challenges, and view learning as key to growth and success ( Source ). This week, eight learning-focused leaders graduated with their Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Tampa, all while balancing full-time work.

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How to Engage a Gift Prospect

NonProfit PRO

As a nonprofit professional, you learn the importance of generating time, talent and treasure for the institution you represent. Here are some tips to cultivate and connect with engaged gift prospects.

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Run a Productive, Fun Nonprofit Board Meeting

Get Fully Funded

When you hear the words “Nonprofit Board Meeting,” what comes to mind? How do you feel? I’m willing to bet I know the answer. In one word, “UGH.” If you are like most nonprofit leaders, the thought of a Board meeting creates feelings of dread, the blahs, the “let’s get it over withs”, the “I don’t have time for this” mindset, or the “I don’t know why we even bothers”.

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Comment on How to Fire Utterly Toxic Nonprofit Board Members by Jackson

Amy Eisenstein

We have a HOA, board that never responds to emails or enforces the community bylaws. One board member constantly battles the members to do something about issues and believes they don’t enforce the rules because some board members break those rules. So, now the BOARD has developed a lie about him harassing homeowners and receiving anonymous calls complaining about that BOARD member.

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Pop the champagne: This year Candid’s grants data set turns 21!

Candid

Candid’s grants data set currently includes comprehensive information about over 30 million grants and other philanthropic transactions, such as pledges, in-kind gifts, program-related investments, etc. This data powers tools like Candid’s Foundation Directory , allowing users to see who’s giving what, where, and to whom. Much like a developing human, our data collections have gotten bigger over time (see chart below), undergone developmental changes, and experienced the associated growing pains

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The Power of Online Reputation: Leveraging Social Media Marketing to Manage and Enhance Your Brand’s Image

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

The Power of Online Reputation: Leveraging Social Media Marketing to Manage and Enhance Your Brand’s Image Social media is central to any modern marketing campaign. Your social accounts can help you build rapport with your consumers and increase your exposure amongst new, younger audiences. However, social media can be risky. One misstep can undermine your brand image.

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Dr. James explains why the feeling “People like me make gifts like this” is so powerful in major gifts fundraising

iMarketSmart

Verba docent, exempla trahunt. “Words teach people, examples compel them.” – Latin proverb[1] It’s simple. We want the donor to say, “Yes.” But how? How do we create the conditions that encourage that “Yes.”? Let’s look at theory, experiment, and practice. Theory: The primal-giving game The primal-giving game models the natural origins of giving.[2] In the game, sustainable giving depends on community norms.[3] In a reciprocal, sharing community, giving makes sense.

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From Startup to Success: Guiding Nonprofits with Six Core Principles of Improvement

Blue Avocado

Six core principles, drawn from STEM education, can help new nonprofits assemble a diverse team, raise funds successfully, and learn to use the gathered resources for strategic growth. The post From Startup to Success: Guiding Nonprofits with Six Core Principles of Improvement appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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Illinois Becomes the First State to Ban Book Banning

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Alexei Maridashvili on unsplash.com “ It’s dangerous and we have to step up for our libraries and librarians.” That’s what Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois Secretary of State, tells CBS News in a recent interview about legislation he spearheaded to halt a troubling national trend: challenges and restrictions to books in schools and public libraries.

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[Free Webinar] Blogging Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2023 Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT (1 hour) Cost: Free Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder of Nonprofit Tech for Good Blogging allows your nonprofit to have a consistent stream of new content to use in your e-newsletter and share on social media which, in turn, increases traffic to your website and awareness of your nonprofit’s brand.

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How inflation affects foundation grantmaking decisions

Candid

Americans viewed inflation as the top problem facing the country in 2022. Individual donors specifically cited inflation as a major reason why they expected to give less last year. As a result, nonprofits were hit hard in multiple ways. Because of inflation, the value of dollars donated declined, while costs, wages, and for some, demand for services grew.

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How To Write Great Blog Post Titles [AI Tools Included]

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How To Write Great Blog Post Titles [AI Tools Included] Do you want to attract more readers? Your Blog Post Titles can make or break your Content Marketing Efforts. Here’s how to Write Great Headlines and how AI can help. Multiple pieces of research show that having a great Blog Post Title can increase your traffic by hundreds of percentages. Some even state 500%+.

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Beware of Scam Involving “Mistake” AT&T iPhone Orders

MNA Association

MNA has gotten word of an alarming and elaborate scam that has hit at least three Montana nonprofits, and could cost your nonprofit thousands of dollars. The essence of the scam is this: imposters open an AT&T account using your nonprofit’s Tax ID number. Then they order new iPhones and have them shipped to your office. After the phones are delivered, you receive a call from the scammers posing as AT&T, saying that they shipped the phones by mistake and asking you to send them back

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Independence Day Reflections: Democracy and a History of Voting in the United States

Non Profitvote

As we celebrate the 247th anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, we reflect on the evolution of democracy and this audacious experiment in self-government in which the right to vote plays such a key role. While the Declaration of Independence put forth such shared ideals as equality and the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, it would take successive generations pushing the nation to live up to its stated ideals to expand the voting franchise—and

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Building Tenant Power for the Long Haul: A Story from Long Beach, California

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Vyacheslav Dumchev on istock This is the second article in NPQ ’s series titled Owning the Economy: Stories from Latinx Communities. Coproduced with the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders , a national network of Latinx community development groups, this series highlights community preservation, land ownership, and business development efforts in Latinx and immigrant communities across the country.

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13 ways you kill your productivity

Jeff Brooks

The hardest thing about writing is writing. Staying on task and productive. Unfortunately, the enemy is most often within. We find ways to be unproductive. Here are some of the ways we do that, from the Publication Coach Blog, at How to kill your productivity : Overestimate the amåount of time you have. You think you have eight+ hours a day for concentrated work?

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Money talks: Why tuning into the Giving Pledge matters 

Candid

As the saying goes, “Money talks,” and there’s no better example of this than the Giving Pledge and its effect on the social sector. To date, 241 individuals with a cumulative net worth easily surpassing $1 trillion have made the pledge—a public commitment to give the majority of their fortunes to charity. That’s potentially a lot of philanthropy. Whether these megadonors are on your radar, their voices are shaping broader conversations in the philanthropic sector about what and who gets funded,

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Effective Social Media Marketing for Nonprofits [Course]

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Effective Social Media Marketing for Nonprofits [Course] Step-by-step course to improve your Nonprofit’s Social Media Marketing. Ask us and community members anything and become more effective. Nonprofit Marketers are the heroes of our society Get the course with tactics, strategies, tools, and homework to get more out of your social media marketing efforts.

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2023 Website Statistics for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A supplemental post to 101 Digital Marketing & Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits , the website statistics listed below can guide your nonprofit in creating and maintaining a website that maximizes the user experience and fundraising success. Website Design 94% of consumers/donors say that their first impression of a brand is based on its website’s design. [ Web FX ] 25% of website visitors will abandon a website if it takes more than four seconds to load. [ Website Builder Expert ] 5